Articles

Articles and blogs relevant to regenerative viticulture.

The effectiveness of tillage and cover crops

Alistair Nesbitt reviews a recent paper studying the effects of growing cover crops and avoiding tilling on a range of different soil types to determine the effect on carbon storage in the soil

Deploying Sheep in the Vineyard

Research from UC Davis Ph.D. candidate and agroecology researcher Kelsey Brewer indicates that sheep grazing can enhance carbon sequestration and improve soil health, microbial biomass and nutrient content in vineyards.

The secret science of why biodiversity is key to regenerative viticulture

Our friend Abby Rose at Vidacycle talks about the highlights of a 4-part webinar series with Dr. Christine Jones, hosted by US-based cover crop supplier Green Cover Seed

Regenerative agriculture needs a reckoning

Why avoiding uncomfortable conversations about equity, race, and access threatens to spoil a nascent movement’s environmental promise

Is regenerative viticulture the answer?

Tamlin Currin from JancisRobinson.com poses the question whether regenerative viticulture could be the answer to wine producers becoming front-line generals in the battle to save our planet.

New group promotes regenerative viticulture in climate battle

Rupert Joy covers the launch of the RVF in this article from Decanter

California Vineyards Use Owls Instead of Pesticides

Rather than turning to rodenticides to deter pests, graduate students at Humboldt State University in California are testing a more natural approach by using owls.

Sheep in the Vineyard: First Insights into a New Integrated Crop-Livestock System in Central Europe

An academically-framed report of 34 interviews with European winegrowers on their experience of introducing grazing sheep into their vineyards.

Wineries Devoted To Sustainability Are Becoming The Rule, Not The Exception

A Forbes article detailing various wine brands making inroads into sustainable and regenerative winegrowing.

Days of wine and olives: how the old farming ways are paying off in Spain

The ‘no-plough’ regenerative methods adopted in small vineyards have spread to olive groves and leading wine producers – boosting biodiversity and profits

Jackson Family Pushes for Greater Action on Climate Change and Sustainability

California-based wine giant sets itself ambitious environmental goals for 2030 and urges other wineries to follow suit